Land

The Request for Tender (RFT) for a new landing craft to replace the Army’s venerable LCM-8 closes in mid-June, and industry comments on what is being requested range from ‘very ambitious’ and ‘incredibly versatile’ to ‘unique’.

Navantia Australia and UGL have formally announced a teaming arrangement to bid for Defence’s Land 8710 Phase 1 (Littoral Manoeuvre Vessel – Medium) program.

Electro Optic Systems (EOS) today marked the official Australian launch of its R400 Marine (R400-M) remote weapon station (RWS) at a special event held at the INDO PACIFIC 2022 International Maritime Exposition.

Civmec and Serco have teamed in pursuit of the Land 8710 Phase 1A program, for which they are offering the new ‘Oboe’ Littoral Manoeuvre Vessel Medium (LMV-M).

If selected to deliver the Army’s Land 8710-1A program, Raytheon Australia will lead the team to deliver the BMT-designed vessel, which will be built by Austal at the Henderson shipyard in Western Australia.

Specifically, the question being asked of Army’s future armour – whether an IFV or a Boxer or a tank – is whether the cost of those programs is worth their deterrent value in the Pacific.

Hanwha is building a specialist armoured vehicle production facility on a 15-hectare site at Avalon Airport in the Greater Geelong precinct some 60 kilometres west of Melbourne’s CBD.

Advanced Navigation’s inertial navigation systems will be used in the upgrade of Sweden’s fleet of CV90 tracked vehicles.

Australian Defence ICT specialists Insitec demonstrated an innovative software system able to connect tactical radio networks on the Battlefield during the recent C4 EDGE showcase in Canberra.

Safran Electronics & Defense Australasia has been awarded a contract by Collins Aerospace to provide its full suite of advanced portable optronics to the ADF as part of Land 17 Phase 2.

A smart rail system that transforms rifles into real-time data nodes, linking soldiers in the battlefield with tactical leaders and commanders is being trialled by NIOA.

Insitu Pacific Pty Ltd has been announced as the preferred supplier by the Australian Government to provide the new Tactical Uncrewed Aerial System (UAS) to the Australian Army under Land 129 Phase 3.

Kongsberg Defence Australia has signed a $67 million acquisition contract with Hanwha for C4 systems and integration for the AS9 Self Propelled Howitzers and AS10 Armoured Ammunition Resupply Vehicles under Land 8116 Phase 1

Braking issues affecting the Thales Hawkei vehicles being manufactured for Army resurfaced in the ABC last week, revealing inconsistencies in Defence public statements that suggest someone may be trying to undermine the program.

North Queensland company TEi Services has reached agreement with Hanwha Defense Australia for a major fabrication package of work on the Hanwha Redback (IFV) should it be selected by the Commonwealth.

SYPAQ Systems (SYPAQ) has submitted the CorvoX system as a sovereign Australian solution for Land 129 Phase 4B, which will deliver a man-portable small unmanned aerial system (SUAS) for Army.